The battles our veterans face often continue when they come home. We must uphold our responsibility to take care of our veterans when they return. That means making sure they have access to good paying jobs and high-quality healthcare, and that starts with eliminating the back log at the VA so that no veteran has to wait to get the benefits they deserve.
More on Veterans
This week, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig pushed to expand mental health services that would benefit more than 35,000 veterans in Minnesota’s Second Congressional District in testimony to the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee.
Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig sent a letter to the United States Comptroller General Gene Dodaro urging the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to consider the tragic loss of a veteran’s life near the Minneapolis VA Hospital as it fulfills the requirements of the Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act. This law requires GAO to conduct an assessment of the responsibilities, workload and vacancy rates of Department of Veterans Affairs suicide prevention coordinators.
U.S. Rep. Angie Craig joined House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (CA-41) in sending a letter to the President calling on him to take “take corrective action and bring an end to the suffering of thousands of severely ill veterans exposed to Agent Orange.”
Today, Rep. Angie Craig announced that Minnesota National Guardsman Angelo Farias will join her staff in Burnsville as a Wounded Warrior Fellow, serving as a dedicated resource for helping the district’s veterans. The Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program was established by the U.S. House of Representatives to provide opportunities for wounded or disabled veterans to work in Congress.
Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig announced her “Valentines for Veterans” program, asking families across Minnesota’s Second Congressional District to show appreciation for our veterans by making homemade Valentine’s Day cards.
Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig released the following statement in honor of Veterans Day.
Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig sent a letter to the Mayo Clinic urging them to accept TRICARE as a network provider, giving more than 7,000 veterans in Wabasha and Goodhue Counties access to high-quality health care in their communities.
Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig issued the below statement in recognition of Memorial Day.
“Today we honor those who have given their lives in selfless sacrifice to uphold our American ideals and allow us to live with the freedom and opportunity to earn a good life,” said Rep. Angie Craig.